Words that have multiple meanings are called homonyms. They are spelled the same. They usually sound the same. The difference in meaning depends on how the word is used.
Consider these two sentences. Turn left at the light. He left his job to become a singer. The first word is about direction or location. The second word is the past tense of the verb “to leave” as it means to quit. Making multiple-meaning words a part of ongoing word study is a great way to build students’ word banks.
Each week this blog shares a short video featuring one multiple-meaning word. You can share the entire video with students. Or you can share one sentence a day before showing the entire video at the end of the week. Click here for this week’s sentences . Even though this week has a Monday holiday, I have included five sentences as usual.
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